Props go out to Michelle for calling me out on my lack of posting. In all fairness, it is a combination of lazyness and nothing too exciting happening here at Chateau Lapadula. I haven’t covered any major concerts, but I’ll ask Meister about shooting Sigur Ros in September, though they hate the media and would not shock me if they didn’t allow any photogs in.
But there are some exciting things coming up! I’m heading up to Seattle on the 23rd for a much needed vacation, and I think many an exciting photo will come out of that. Also, get ready people, I will be making my Las Vegas debut in September for the SND conference. Now that is sure up the level of crazy on this website.
Last Friday, thanks to a tip from Dana, we headed over to the San Carlos hotel in downtown Phoenix for a pool party slash concert with two bands I’ve featured on this site before, Princess Ladyfriend (they have an actual website and not just some MySpace! Go them!) and, my personal favorite, Black Carl. This was Princess Ladyfriend’s last gig ever here in Phoenix, since they’re relocating to Seattle, apparently. And, sadly, Black Carl’s guitarist/keyboardist is departing the band, though I hope they don’t totally break up. Both bands were great, but Princess took a long ass time to get going… I wouldn’t personally go in a bathing suit and get in the pool like some people did, but it was nice to dip our feet in it.
I few months ago I went over to Modified Arts to check out Tilly and the Wall, who in theory sounded like an pretty different and interesting band. They have a tap dancer instead of a drummer, how cool is that!? Unfortunately, the show was riddled with technical difficulties, combined with the absurd heat inside Modified, it was tough to find the motivation to try and get better photos, because moving might have meant death by dehydration.
Last but not least…. a photo of the yet-to-start Lightrail here in the PHX. This is their latest attempt in making the downtown a more accessible and vibrant one, I guess. Let’s hope it works…